Determine what features they value in a savings account and then conduct online research to determine which accounts best meet their needs. They compare and then select which savings account would be best for them.
Conduct online research on different kinds of saving accounts including OSAs, CDs, and more. Students will then use their knowledge to make recommendations on which type of saving account they think people in three different scenarios should use.
Research Ronald Read, the janitor who made over $8M through saving and investing. They will crunch the numbers for how he did it, and look for saving and investing tips they can use to match his success.
In this Case Study, a recent college graduate, Jocelyn, prepares for a meeting with her financial adviser. She has developed short, medium and long-term savings goals to purchase a car, a home and an early retirement. She has a choice to make after her adviser makes specific investment recommendations.
In this Case Study, students will learn about two high school friends with very different savings habits. Samuel is a super saver but not happy about it. Juan Carlos, with no history of saving, learns suddenly that he will need to develop a savings plan for college.
Near the start of 2019 the government shut down for 5 weeks, the longest in history. This event showed how most Americans live paycheck to paycheck and how not having an emergency fund can really hurt people.
Younger customers have started to switch over to using online financial services instead of the more traditional banks. This is due to the speed and savings one can get through these online services compared to banks.
In March 2020, all businesses had to close down except for essential services. As a result, many Americans were out of work. The Senate approved the largest aid package in US history, with trillions to support individuals and businesses.
Inflation is when the buying power of your dollar decreases. A healthy rate is around 2% per year but many things you pay for on a daily basis have surpassed that and increased their prices much more than 2% from year to year.
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